Yard Duty Is Beautiful
While on yard duty I'm chatting with a graduated student, a strong athlete who made the kick, but who also struggled with commitment, practice, and dedication. His brother is coming down the front gate, rubbing his neck.
OLDER BROTHER: Where you going?
YOUNGER BROTHER: My neck hurts.
OB: You're supposed to be in cross country.
YB: My neck hurts.
OB: You're supposed to be in cross country. If you can't run, you need to go back and talk to your coach.
I tell him it's a beautiful thing and shake his hand.